Category Archives: interior paint colors

How to Decorate With Orange Without Gagging

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Benjamin Moore Aegean Teal – COTY 2021 – Yes or No?

Hi Everyone, Oh my. I know; I’ve been saying “Oh my” for quite some time. So, before we getView full post »

Gloppy Paint on Gorgeous Classical Trim – Let’s Discuss

Hi Guys, Well… Here we go again. Remember, last June? It was only three months ago that I put an offer onView full post »

Paint Color Myths that Help Us Make Bad Decisions

The other day, I got a message on Instagram that has fueled the inspiration for today’s blog post. TheView full post »

PPG’s Color of the Year 2021 – Beige is the New Beige

Hello, kind readers. Some of you may already be scratching your head with today’s headline aboutView full post »

14 Common Home Painting Mistakes You Might Be Making

Thanks so much for all of your great comments and suggestions for Sunday’s post about dark houseView full post »

Is A Dark Exterior House Color A Good Idea?

Dear Laurel, My name is John, and I’ve been following your blog for a while and love it. My partner and IView full post »

15 Serene Green Paint Colors Not Called Green

I’ve always loved the color green. But, not all shades of green. And, this is especially true for wallView full post »

My 20 All-Time Favorite Benjamin Moore Paint Colors

Hi Everyone, Whew! What a week it’s been. I’m back in New York for the time being. My tooth gotView full post »

20 Favorite Exterior Paint Colors + Doors and Trim

Happy May, guys! Okay. I know. But, what should I say, instead? Gee, it sucks to be alive right now. And,View full post »

I Want Those Gorgeous Interior Colors – What Are They?

Hi Everyone, Well, the other day, I had a note related to interior colors. But, there was more. Oh, wait. itView full post »

How To Paint A Room – 20 Steps You Need to Know

Hi Guys, Well, it’s April 21, 2020. In New York, this is around the time when spring hits us with fullView full post »

New Farrow & Ball Colors 2020 Inspired By Nature

Hi Everyone, There have been some requests to go over the new Farrow & Ball paint colors 2020. Actually, IView full post »

How to Figure Out Room Colors with a Colorful Sofa

Dear Laurel, Here’s my dilemma which I’m hoping you might discuss in a blog post. The topic is HowView full post »

Reddish Laminate Floors? What Wall Color Will Work?

I just received an email from Sandra who’s struggling with her paint color to go with her red-tonedView full post »

A Secret for Creating A 25 Color Whole House Color Palette

Originally, I had put this large palette of colors together nearly four years ago. This was after I received aView full post »

Analogous Color Schemes In Interiors – The Right Way

Hi Everyone, Did you see the post the other day about monochromatic color schemes? If you missed it, you canView full post »

Monochromatic Interiors – A Misunderstood Color Scheme

Today, I’d like to focus on MONOCHROMATIC interiors and moonochromatic color schemes. But first of all,View full post »

20 Fabulous Shades Of Orange Paint and Furnishings

Ahhh, now that we are well into October, it always feels appropriate to bring out one of the most misunderstood,View full post »

Painted Brick-How to Easily Change It Back After Painting It

Hi Guys, As promised, this is part II of the discussion about brick houses. If you missed part I or would likeView full post »

12 of the Best Paint Colors To Go With Red Brick

Dear Laurel We have a red brick ranch home that we have been renovating on the inside for the last 20 years andView full post »

Common Mistakes When Choosing The Best Pale Blue Paint

Dear Laurel, I only discovered your blog a few days ago. I think I was up until 3:00 AM the other day because IView full post »

How To Select The Perfect Color Scheme For Your Home

Over the years, people have often asked me…   How do you select a color scheme for yourView full post »

Do The Best Dark Blue Paint Colors Give You The Blues?

Hey Everyone, I recently received a real “Dear Laurel” lovely note: Dear Laurel – About a yearView full post »

My Top 20 Best Shades of White Paint

Wait, Laurel!   My Top 20 Best Shades of White Paint???   Haven’t you already written thisView full post »

My North Facing Room Paint Color Is Driving Me Bonkers!

I recently received a letter from a woman struggling with how to choose a north facing room paintView full post »

The Best Bedroom Paint Colors You’re Probably Not Using

Hey Everyone, I’m back to give you another updated post for the best bedroom paint colors you’reView full post »

Here it is! A Palette For No-Fail Paint Colors

Picking paint colors is probably the most difficult decorating issue of all.   It would seem based on theView full post »

Can A Modern-Style Home Mix With Traditional Mouldings?

Dear Laurel, I love your blog and the wealth of information you share. And, I always get excited when a new postView full post »

The Perfect Shade Of White Wall Paint For Oak Trim

Dear Laurel, I came across your article about wall colors that go well with wood trim — very insightful! ThankView full post »

The Stained Wood Trim Stays – 16 Wall Colors To Make It Sing

Dear Laurel, I just found you on Pinterest. Great boards. I was googling best neutral wall color with stained woodView full post »

Impressive Decorating On A Shoestring Budget – Only 1,100.00 bucks!

Beautiful decorating on a shoestring budget is something that a lot of us wish we could do.   For most ofView full post »

Is Benjamin Moore COTY 2019 Metropolitan A Good Color?

Just yesterday, I received an email from a kind reader:   Hi Laurel, Love your blog and all the greatView full post »

Farrow and Ball Colors Update – 2018 + Matching

Hi Everyone, Taking a break from the Copenhagen trip photos because not everyone is interested, but I do haveView full post »

When is This Horrid Gray Trend Going To End?

Dear Laurel, I enjoyed the post from Sunday even though I’m not so fond of the Sherwin-Williams Color ofView full post »

Their Contractor Hates The Rich Paint Color Palette

Dear Laurel, My husband and I recently purchased a darling farmhouse (circa 1900) on a beautiful piece ofView full post »